Baked & Fried Sweets

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Halloween

    Zombie Cookies

    In the Halloween season, it is always a great fun to make spooky or scary cookies. As I wanted to make these Zombie Cookies slightly green colour, I added Matcha Powder to the dough. However, Matcha flavour is not very popular among young children. You may wish to add something else. Children are very creative. …

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    Super Easy Vanilla Custard Puffs

    I had one sheet Puff Pastry in freezer for a while and I needed to use it. I decided to make this yummy snack. This is a super easy version of Australian Vanilla Slices. It’s a little bit messier to eat, but they taste almost the same. Thick Custard can be replaced with Whipped Cream, …

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    Pan-fried Butter Cookies

    When I was a child, nobody had the oven. Cakes were often steamed and Cookies were cooked on iron plate. I tried to cook my favourite Shortbread dough on my thick frying pan. It was quite easy to do. Makes 12 Cookies Ingredients 60g Butter *cut into small cubes and softened2 tablespoons Caster Sugar3/4 cup …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Egg White & Almond Cookies

    I recently discovered an Italian sweet called ‘Brutti ma Buoni’ that means ‘Ugly but Good’. I love that name! This recipe is based on my ‘Egg Whites & Almond Cakes’ but inspired by that Italian sweet. The ugly cookies are easy to prepare on the baking tray. Depending on the cooking time and temperature, these …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Pound Cake

    I added Sweetened Chestnut Cream and also coarsely chopped Roasted Chestnuts to my Pound Cake batter. You definitely need Rum for this cake. This is a divine cake for chestnut lovers like me. Cake Tin Standard Loaf Tin Ingredients 150g peeled Roasted Chestnuts *coarsely chopped1 to 2 tablespoons Rum125g Butter *cut into small pieces, softened …

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    Chocolate & Coffee Scones

    Here is another variation of Auntie Lorna’s Scone. All my scone recipes are based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe, because that’s the first and the only recipe that I have learned. According to the amount of dry ingredients and other wet ingredients, the amount of Milk needs to be altered. Once you know the texture …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Sweet Cream Cheese Rolls

    Using my ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’, these delicious ‘Sweet Cream Cheese Rolls’ are easy to make. The hardest part is rolling out the dough. Once rolled out, spread the Cream Cheese & Lemon Curd mixture, then roll up. Today I added some Crumbles on top. Makes 12 Rolls Ingredients 1/2 cup Warm Milk1 to 2 …

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    Sweet Potato Cupcakes

    Japanese Sweet Potato is one of the vegetables I miss. I used to make cakes and desserts using it. The common Sweet Potato in Australia is the orange colour one and it lacks sweetness. But it is OK for this ‘Sweet Potato Cupcakes’. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 1 medium Sweet Potato *about 400g125g Butter *cut …

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    Apple & Carrot Bread

    There are many Apple Bread recipes but I would call them Apple Cake. All use too much Sugar. I first made this ‘Apple Bread’ by adding 1 Apple to my ‘Carrot Bread’, and the batter ended up too runny. I realised that Milk shouldn’t be added because enough liquid would come out from Carrot and …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Peach Cobbler

    This is a Super Easy recipe to make ‘Peach Cobbler’ just for you when you crave it. However, this recipe can be easily multiplied to make more servings. If you microwave it, Peach Cobbler will be ready in 5 minutes. If you can wait, bake it in the oven and you will get lovely crusty …

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    Lemon & White Chocolate Scones

    Our next-door neighbours are very kind and they regularly share their garden harvests with us. Now I have a bucketful of Lemons! I am so grateful because our lemon trees have never produced fruit and I always have to buy them. Today I baked these Lemon flavoured scones based on Auntie Lorna’s Scone recipe. I …

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    Chinbing (Muscovado Crepe)

    Japan’s southern island Okinawa has a traditional sweet called ‘Chinbing’. It is a thin pancake similar to Crepe, but its texture is similar to Mochi. It’s a very simple sweet, but absolutely delicious. Makes 12 Pancakes Ingredients 1 cup Self-Raising Flour *OR Plain Flour & 1 teaspoon Baking Powder1 pinch Salt1/2 cup Muscovado *firmly packed1 …

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    Coffee Cupcakes

    When I make coffee flavoured cookies and cakes, I usually add Instant Coffee Granules, but today I added ground Coffee Beans to these cupcakes. You know Coffee Beans are edible. For extra coffee flavour, I spread Coffee Butter Cream on top. The smell was amazing! Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar2 …

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    Lemon Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread is my absolute favourite cookies. I sometimes add extra ingredients to make different flavoured Shortbread Cookies. My ‘Matcha & Pistachio Butter Biscuits’ is based on my ‘Shortbread’ recipe. Today I added Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice. These cookies taste as good as ‘My Melting Moments’. Makes 24 x 4.5cm Round Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Sweet Azuki Swirl Loaf

    Today I was making ‘An Pan’, that is a Japanese sweet bread roll filled with Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste. Suddenly my ‘laziness’ kicked in and I wanted to make something easier. So, instead of wrapping the Azuki paste with the dough, I rolled it, placed it in a loaf tin, and baked it. OMG!!! …

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